Exasperating Men

At my annual physical exam, my doctor shared with me the story of a small growth that he had ignored years ago.

He was too busy in medical school to have to have it removed.

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Thoughts at 10,000 Feet*

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Still learning after all these years.

When I was young, I thought I would know just about everything by the time I graduated from college. Continue reading “Thoughts at 10,000 Feet*”

No time for this!

She’s a bitch.

I don’t like her.  I try to avoid her.

Yet, this woman taught me something valuable.   Continue reading “No time for this!”

Chapter A Day

Even though I live in Oregon, Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR)  is one of my favorite radio stations. Thanks to the Internet, I stream WPR programs daily.

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2034

I looked twice when I saw the date.  May 5, 2034.

This was the maturity date for a bond.

How many years is that from today?  16 Continue reading “2034”

The last of 2017

With apologies to Charles Dickens.

In many ways, 2017 was the best of times for me.

Then in the last eight months, it was the worst of times bringing terrible grief.

Now on the last day of 2017, I am looking forward with guarded optimism to 2018.

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Musings on my birthday

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Today is my birthday which puts me in a philosophical frame of mind.

I found myself thinking about the tumultuous year that flew by.

So many good things! Life was a joy.  My sons and their families were doing great. Continue reading “Musings on my birthday”

Aiden’s First Bike

Another sign that my grandson is growing up!

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No Rest This Sunday

I am exhausted.

What started as a lovely Sunday turned into a harrowing experience.

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A Morning Resolve

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“I will try this day to live a simple, sincere, and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity, and self-seeking;

“cultivating cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence;

“exercising economy in expenditure, generosity in giving, carefulness in conversation, diligence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust, and a childlike faith in God.

ln particular I will try to be faithful in those habits of prayer, work, study, physical exercise, eating, and sleep which I believe that Holy Spirit has shown me to be right….” *

*Excerpt from Forward Day by Day